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♪ right now at 11:00, tracking the cat before it pounces again. the problems wildlife experts are having to catch a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy in the south bay. good evening, everyone. i'm jessica aguirre. raj is off tonight. well, it dragged the boy through the brush, then stalked the injured 6-year-old back to the family car. tonight the boy's out of the hospital and back at home, but trackers are still trying to find the mountain lion before it
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attacks again. they're looking for the wild animal in the hills of cupertino near pachetti winery. that's where the mountain lie-upon pounced on the boy leaving him with puncture wounds. it's a good thing the boy's family was there to rescue him. >> reporter: as you mentioned that boy out of the hospital, very lucky to be okay tonight, jessica. and you can see that trail is closed as wardens just up the trail will be starting their search first daylight. but of course with mountain lions being nocturnal they could indeed meet one tonight. this is an exclusive photo of that little boy just moments after being attacked and terrified by that mountain lion. you can see the wounds on his back. now, more than 24 hours later, the search heating up. the hiking trail near the fichetti winery in cupertino is shut down where that attack took place. the search on for that mountain lion in hopes to trap it. >> the mountain lion is mulling
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around in the area specifically. and it feels very comfortable in that specific area. >> reporter: at least four game wardens will be spending the night after setting traps, trying to cage the cat. but it may be a tough search. >> mountain lions, they're territorial animals. so they tend to have a very large territory. >> reporter: dr. yang is with the santa cruz puma project, which is dedicated to studying mountain lions. she says an adult male's territory could be up to 100 square miles while juvenile mountain lions tend to roam, which is the case when one wandered into urban mountainview recently. and while she couldn't say for sure why this attack took place, she says a child's height makes them more susceptible to an attack. >> generally, mountain lions hunt deer primarily. if you think about how tall a deer is, it's about three or four feet tall. so kids, even those -- again, though extremely rare, they are more similar in size to the prey species that mountain lions are more used to. >> reporter: still, she says mauling a human is almost
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unheard of. >> way more uncommon than even shark attacks. >> reporter: and dr. yang says while it's not incredibly common mountain lions can have rabies and with that mountain lion not actually caught at this point it's still unclear whether or not that little boy will have to undergo incredibly painful shots, that rabies shots actually entail. today we do understand that little boy is home. he is recovering. and of course we will have the latest on the search as daybreak happens tomorrow. we're live tonight in cupertino. i'm derek shore, nbc bay area news. >> quite a scare for his family. thank you, derek. new at 11:00, an experienced pilot from san jose died at the reno national championship air races today. lee behel crashed his experimental plane during a qualifying race this afternoon this afternoon at reno stead air field. it appears the plane had a catastrophic mechanical failure. behel had been involved in air races for more than 20 years. the 64-year-old also a retired fighter pilot for the nevada air national guard. now, the reno air races are set
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to continue as scheduled, opening to the public on wednesday. now, this is not the first deadly accident at the reno air races. you remember this. back in september of 2011 a plane crashed into spectators, killing the pilot and ten people on the ground. another 68 people were hurt. it was the worst u.s. air show disaster in 40 years. well, a few years ago ray rice was one of the best players in the nfl, helping lead the baltimore ravens to a super bowl title. tonight he's out of a job after chilling video of race beating his then fiance surfaces. now, we need to warn you the video is violent, and some viewers may find it disturbing. we made the decision to air it after consulting with several domestic violence prevention organizations which feel the images may help raise awareness. now, tmz released the surveillance video today. it was taken back in february at the atlantic city casino. it shows rice there punching his fiance in the elevator and then dragging her unconscious body
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out. the couple has since married. now, the nfl originally suspended rice for two games for this incident. and that drew a lot of criticism for being too lenient. now with the release of the video the team had no choice but to release rice. the nfl also showed -- followed by suspending him indefinitely. >> when someone that you care about does wrong and is faced with the consequences of doing wrong and rightfully so, it is tough. it is hurtful. and my pain is for both of them as a couple. you know, and going forward, my hope is that they can make it work. >> reporter: now, rice had $10 million left on his contract. he will not be receiving any of that money. the white house released a statement tonight. it said in part, "the president is the father of two daughters, and like any american, he believes that domestic violence is contemptible and unacceptable in a civilized society. hitting a woman is something a real man does not do."
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coming up in sports, how does rice's situation affect 49ers star ray mcdonald? recently arrested on suspicion of domestic violence himself. and is mcdonald cooperating with the investigation? that's coming up a little bit later in this newscast. well, from iraq to san francisco, the extremist group known as isis is reportedly now threatening to kill twitter employees working in san francisco. a twitter account purported to be linked to the islamic state said it is time to respond to twitter's management by directly attacking their employees and assassinating them. the account had more than 3,000 followers. isis, which has claimed responsibility for beheading two american journalists in the middle east, is reportedly issuing the threats because twitter has been shutting down terrorist-related accounts. twitter has since suspended the account and opened an investigation. no word yet if the federal government is taking this threat seriously. well, now to developing news out of yosemite national park. what you're looking at is gopro footage shot by a hiker evacuated from half dome because
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of a fire nearby. you can see smoke billowing from that fire in the background. 100 people were shuttled by helicopter from half dome to safety. trails in the area are now closed, but all roads are still open. firefighters think the fire was sparked by a lightning strike. it grew overnight from just a few hundred acres to nearly 3,000 acres. now, some of the hikers are telling the harrowing tale as the fire turned their climb into a race against rapidly moving flames. nbc bay area's terry mcsweeney joins us with the story you'll only see on nbc bay area. and what a story they have to tell. >> reporter: and they've got some spectacular video to show us as well. these six hikers, two of them from right here in daly city, took off yesterday to go to the top of half dome in yosemite. it was going to be a spectacular view up there on top of the world. but then you mix in the meadow fire and then you mix in two frantic women from sweden. yes, you heard me correctly. and you've got a day to remember for all time.
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hiking up half dome. for these friends it doesn't get any better than this. and early yesterday morning on the way up a ranger had assured them that smoke in the distance should not be a concern. but hours passed and the meadow fire exploded. >> and then we saw the fires kind of skip down to the valley area, take a big leap down there. that was kind of when we started thinking this might be something to consider and worry about. >> reporter: after getting these amazing pictures up top, the men headed back down. and that's when it got really interesting. >> when you're up on top of half dome, you look down and you see oh, that's a fire over there. but when we're walking and we see the skies darken and the winds blowing our way, so we were a bit concerned at that point. >> i didn't know about the evacuations. >> reporter: back up on top of half dome, dozens of hikers were being flown to safety. >> whenever we're heading down the trail i guess two or three different helicopters kept flying over really low, right above the trees, flying over our heads. i was kind of wondering what was going on. maybe they were just checking
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out like the fires spread. >> reporter: deer were now running from the flames, and so were some people. >> at one point we saw two swedish women like sprinting and frantic. and they stopped and talked to us for a second and asked why we weren't running down the mountain. and like in all of our perspective we kind of thought it wasn't a very serious thing. >> reporter: these men may have been the last to actually hike off of half dome, and they say even if they had been forced to get into one of those rescue helicopters and fly off that would have been fine too because they were looking for an adventure and boy, did they find one. live in daly city, terry mcsweeney, nbc bay area news. >> all right. thank you very much, terry. you can watch video of the hikers on our website and adventure. just click on the top story box to play it again. again, that's nbc bay well, security is tight tonight at the apple campus ahead of what's expected to be a major announcement. at this moment security guards are patrolling the flint center on the de anza campus. tomorrow, though, all apple employees involved with the product launch will have a
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special tape put over the camera lens of their cell phone. any employee caught leaking information will be fired on the spot. now, the rollout isn't really that big a secret. the tech giant expected to unveil the iphone 6 and the new iwatch. stay with nbc bay area for continuing coverage of tomorrow's big announcement. we'll have live team coverage. we'll start tomorrow morning at 4:30 on "today in the bay." we'll also stream the announcement live on next at 11:00, potential new danger when you fly. the security concerns now being linked to airline food. and doctors say they've never seen anything like it. a severe respiratory illness spreading across the country, sickening hundreds of kids. the warning signs parents need to know. and then a quick getaway for a very slow animal. the tortoise escapes its south bay home, and the owner is hoping surveillance video will help lead to the animal's return. and good evening. i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri. mainly clear skies back here across oakland right now but you're going to be able to see
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on our fog data map we do have fog at the immediate coastline. we'll let you know how big a part the fog plays in your forecast tomorrow coming up. plus details on what's so unique about the moon outside right now in just a few minutes. this is a different kind of airline. one that invented low-fares so everyone could fly. one that decides where to go next by putting your needs first. and knows people are its most powerful fuel. some say we do things differently. we say, why would we do things any other way? without a heart, it's just a machine.
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it is dangerous. it is contagious. and it could soon be spreading to california. it's called entovirus d-68. a respiratory infection that's already sent more than 1,000 children pouring into emergency rooms across the country. it comes on like a common cold but can quickly land children in the icu. nbc bay area's cheryl hurd is
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live in oakland with why doctors in the bay area are worried, and is it just a matter of time? >> reporter: maybe so, but we hope not. there have been no confirmed cases, jessica, here in the bay area. but experts for the centers for disease control are looking -- >> in the bay area we haven't had any cases of enterovirus d-68 identified. >> reporter: the fact that the virus hasn't been recorded in the bay area yet has infectious disease specialists like samantha johnson of children's hospital oakland worried. >> if we start to see children with similar symptoms such as severe respiratory compromise with what seems like what starts as a common cold, we will be sending samples probably for specialized testing. >> can i take a listen to you? >> reporter: there is a severe outbreak in the state of colorado. it's so severe there have been 900 cases in the state last month. no deaths, but some children are so sick they've put in intensive care.
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ben york never imagined his son matthew's late summer cold could end up with a trip to the emergency room. >> he was coughing. he had a runny nose. within eight to ten-hour time period it went from a cold to him not being able to breathe. >> reporter: so what is enterovirus 68? it's worse than a bad cold with these symptoms -- extreme trouble breathing, severe cough, wheezing, fever, and rash. infants, children, and teenagers are most vulnerable. especially those with asthma like matthew york. >> a slow deep breath. >> reporter: doctors who are dealing with the outbreak say they've never seen anything like it. that's why dr. johnston says parents here in the bay area should be on the lookout. >> it can be shed in respiratory secretion but also in the stool. so parents changing the diapers of their children for example should be washing their hands with soap and water after diaper changes for at least 20 seconds. >> so what should parents do to prevent this? wash your hands.
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and when should parents bring their child to the hospital? doctors say when your child starts wheezing. report live in oakland, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, cheryl. with the threat of evd 68 looming parents should be asking whether their child's school is also equipped to handle a serious asthma or food allergy attack. according to a new study, only one in four students actually have an emergency health management plan in place with the school staff. the author of the study, a pediatrician from northwestern, says schools need to work with parents on that plan and it should include information on medication and what to do in case of an emergency at school. well, could it be terror in the air plane food cart? a warning that airlines could easily suffer a security breach at food entry points. that's the finding of a new study. it found that one in four airline catering workers believe unauthorized people can easily get into kitchens and trucks. it also warns that someone could stash dangerous items on a food cart. about 400 people took part in
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the survey, which was passed along to the tsa today. the findings come two years after needles somehow got into sandwiches on delta flights to amsterdam. well, earlier this year our investigative unit exposed security risk at the san jose airport. you can find the full report online at it's under the investigations t tab. well, a slow-moving family pet is missing tonight. napoleon the tortoise somehow escaped his back yard, was picked up by strangers, and then put in a car. all of it caught on video. now the question is was it a pet-napping or well-intended tortoise rescue? nbc bay yars ian cole with the search for napoleon. >> reporter: surveillance cameras caught this slow animal make a quick get away in san jose yesterday. >> it's weird he's not here. >> reporter: the tortoise is two feet long-b 50 pounds and his owner says appropriately named napoleon. >> because he likes to charge at people and he's like really territorial. >> reporter: a family member, she says, who attends all their
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family functions and also escaped out of the back yard through an open gate yesterday when everyone was out of the house. she thinks napoleon was looking for some grass to eat. >> when i had a lawn, he was the lawnmower. now because of the drought i don't have a lawn anymore. >> reporter: the video shows a passerby stopping, moving the tortoise out of the road so he wouldn't get hit by a car. >> so that was a relief. >> reporter: people stopping to take pictures but then a couple picks napoleon up and puts him into their car. the owner hoping they had good intentions. >> i don't know what they're doing with him and where he is now. i kind of wish they had knocked on the door or something. >> reporter: she posted on social media, called around to local shelters, but no word yet. now hoping napoleon's adventure will loop back around. >> or i hope wherever he is that they're giving him some kale and some water and you know, he'll find his way home. >> reporter: in san jose ian cole, nbc bay area news. >> so now you know, if you have napoleon, please take him back.
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let's turn things over to meteorologist jeff ranieri. it will be a good day tomorrow to return the tortoise, don't you think? >> yes, it would be. and anyone outside thinking they're seeing something actually going to be getting a little bit of extra light maybe to help napoleon. you don't want to forget to look up. of course maybe wait till after our show to peek outside. we've got two things happening at once with the full moon right now. it is officially a harvest moon. the closest full moon happening to the autumnal equinox when fall officially happens in a couple of weeks. it is also a super moon right now. that is when the moon is at its closest point during the orbit of earth. so a harvest moon and also a super moon. let's take you outside to the sky camera network right now. and you can see mainly clear skies in the south bay. best view of that super moon down here in the santa clara valley. currently 57 degrees. but yes, we have some cloud cover moving in right now across the peninsula. also for the east bay and san francisco areas, fog developing. some of the coldest temperatures right now right now in the north bay with 53 degrees. as we get you into your morning
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forecast for tomorrow, definitely jacket weather in the north bay. numbers will be hovering around 52 degrees. at 7:00 also, 8:00 in the morning. so you probably will need some sort of jacket again. a little bit of a light breeze. it's going to feel like the 40s. we'll have fog in san francisco. and for the east bay and peninsula areas of gray clouds to begin. so i really don't think at this point we're going to see that sun come out until 10:00 and also 11:00 in the morning. now, after that we've got a great forecast coming our way. temperatures will be warming up four to about six degrees from what we experienced for today. so a little bit more comfortable. not quite as cool. and you can see in san jose expecting 79 degrees. a little bit away from that bay breeze we'll have temperatures heat up to 87 in morgan hill and a typical chilly day in pacifica. 61 along the peninsula there. for palo alto 78. and if you're headed to san francisco it's going to stay in the 60s no matter where you are. even downtown we're not expecting to get up into the 70s for tomorrow. all right. we'll take you to the north bay, east bay, and tri-valley. and after low 70s today, napa
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tomorrow, up to 81 degrees. for sausalito 69. and for the tri-valley likely some of the warmest weather expected in pleasanton with 84. here's the deal. enjoy the temperatures we've got on this map for tomorrow because as we hit wednesday, thursday, and friday high pressure builds in. that's going to send a lot of heat here across the west. check out how much temperatures are going to warm up for the east bay valleys. by wednesday, thursday, and friday about ten degrees above average. we're going to go from 83 on tuesday for that average all the way up into about 94 for thursday and by friday 95 degrees. again, for pleasanton, pleasant hill, walnut creek, and also for lafayette. now, as we look ahead toward the upcoming weekend, looks like some of that inland heat's going to stay. you can see across the tri-valley numbers not going to budge out of the 90s. today was awesome if you didn't like the heat, tomorrow looks okay, then rest of the week goes downhill if you don't want hot weather. >> thank you, jeff. well, coming up, a milestone
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facebook ceo mark zuckerberg has more than 200 billion reasons to smile tonight. that's because his company's market value continues to rise. facebook shares rose nearly 1% today to make it the 22nd largest company in the world. moving ahead of toyota. valued at $202 billion. market experts say the rise is due to investors betting on the company to capitalize on the future of mobile advertising. facebook stock has risen just over 9% since late july. well, it's not just google anymore developing driverless cars. general motors too. gm is set to introduce a cadillac in two years that can travel on the highway without the driver holding the steering wheel or putting a foot on the pedal. the 2017 cadillac will have
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what's called super cruise technology. it will be able to take control of accelerating and braking at highway speeds of 70 miles per hour or in stop and go traffic. well, extra innings for the a's tonight.
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gerard moncure joins us from the comcast sportsnet newsroom. let's talk about ray rice and the impact this could be having here for us in the bay area. >> yeah, well, there's still the ray mcdonald case of course, jessica. and also you've got to wonder did the league and the ravens know about this video before it snuck out? there could be other implications surrounding this whole story. rub running back ray rice released by the baltimore ravens today and suspended indefinitely from the nfl. tmz sports released video from an incident inside an elevator between rice and his then fiance and now wife janay palmer back in february. the video clearly reveals rice punching out palmer igniting a firestorm across the country. said leagues spokesperson brian mccarthy regarding the video, "we requested from aw enforcement any and all information about the incident including the video from inside the elevator. that video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today." csn bay area's mindi bach is
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reporting that 49ers defensive lineman ray mcdonald is fully cooperating with authorities as he remains under investigation for an alleged incident of domestic violence involving his pregnant fiance. last thursday mcdonald met with police investigators for nearly two hours. well, division rivals, both the 49ers and raiders meeting for game two monday night football's season debut this evening. cardinals and chargers in the desert. kurt warner inducted into the ring of honor at the half. late in the fourth cards down 17-12. carson palmer hits john brown on the screen. 13 yards to the house. cards take a one-point lead. it's a two-point conversion. under 2:00 to go. chargers' last chance. philip rivers' pass tipped. can't make the grab. arizona hangs on 18-17. earlier giants and lions at ford field. megatron morphing into a fantasy football points atm.
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game-opening drive, matthew stafford escaping pressure. steps up, finds a wide open calvin johnson for a 67-yard score. megatron 164 yards and two touchdowns on the night. lions win big. 35-14. finally a's fighting for their wild card lives in chicago against the white sox. just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, 4-3 oakland two, outs, bottom of the ninth. eric o'flaherty. two strikes on tyler flowers. and he leaves the hanger for the game-tying home run. bottom of the 12th flowers again at the dish, takes another curveball. and hammered into the seats. jesse chavez gives up the solo winner. a's lose another one 5-4. they are now tied in the loss column with seattle and just two games up on detroit in the wild card race in the american league. more news coming up after the break.
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after months of speculation over a spare, britain's royal family confirms pregnancy rumors today. the duke and duchess of cambridge expecting a second child. the royal offices even explained that kate had to cancel an event today with william because of the same acute morning sickness she experienced with her first pregnancy. kate is expected to miss several other upcoming events as well. meanwhile, members of the royal family and prime minister david cameron say they are all delighted by the news. well, one of america's most cherished children's authors has a new collection, even though he died decades ago. theodore geisel, better known as dr. seuss, died in 1991.
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tomorrow, though, random house is releasing four long lost stories in a new collection. the short stories were originally published in "redbook" magazine back in the '50s. some of the characters are family. horton the elephant, the grinch. but there's a new creature like sneaky the crugger bug. horton is my favorite because i'm short and he loves to say "a person's a person no matter how small." a motto to live by. >> yes. and a big personality you are. i'm sure there's going to be a lot of adults picking up those new -- >> i think it's going to be great. wonderful. that's going to do it for us. hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye. >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- jason segel, steve harvey,


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